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NCT05231057 | Completed | Juvenile Arthritis

Impact of Pilates Exercise in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Qassim University

Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Maged Basha

Brief Summary:

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is one of the most common chronic childhood inflammatory diseases that is characterized by permanent joint inflammation attributable to immune system disturbance.

Condition or disease

Juvenile Arthritis

Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Quality of Life


Pilates exercises

Conventional physical therapy program


Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Therapeutic exercises play an essential role as a non-pharmacologic treatment for children with JIA. It has effectively been used to reduce pain, improve muscular function, increase physical activity and promote quality of life in children with chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Clinical Pilates exercise is usually perceived as enjoyable activity by children with JIA, thereby, it can help them be more active for extended periods without causing discomfort while also allowing them to control their breathing and avoid becoming fatigued.

Study Type : Interventional
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of Clinical Pilates Exercise on Pain, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Functional Ability, And Quality of Life in Children With Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 25, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 5, 2021
Arm Intervention/treatment

Experimental: experimental group

Patients in the study group received Pilates exercises plus conventional physical therapy program

Other: Pilates exercises

Experimental: control group

Patients in the control group received conventional physical therapy

Other: Conventional physical therapy program

Ages Eligible for Study: 10 Years to 14 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria
  • Polyarticular JIA per the International League of Associations for Rheumatology classification.
  • Age ranges from 10 to14 years.
  • Stable medical treatment.
Exclusion Criteria
  • If they had contractures.
  • Congenital anomalies.
  • History of surgery.
  • History of systemic disease
  • Cardiorespiratory co-morbidity.
  • Participation in regular exercises or sports activity.

Impact of Pilates Exercise in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Outpatient Clinic of College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University

Al-Kharj, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11432